The governing council of the West African Insurance Company Association (WAICA) has set a new date for hosting the Annual General Meeting and Educational Conference, dubbed ‘WAICA – Monrovia 2020’ to July 19, 2020.
In a letter signed by the President, Raymond Macauley, and Secretary-General William Coker stated: “In line with the development, varying forms of restrictions have been announced by all WAICA countries ranging from Border and Airport closures, stay and work at home orders, and social distancing.
“It is not unlikely that a complete lockdown could be ordered. These orders are for about 2 – 4 weeks which would end about the time we are to hold our Annual General Meeting and Educational Conference, and there is no guarantee that the periods will not be extended.”
The letter continued by saying this no doubt means that intended delegates to the conference will not be able to travel to Monrovia for the event. Furthermore, government is also limiting the number of persons which can congregate together at any one time in one place.
William Coker, the Secretary General, therefore hinted that in light of this rather rapid development in the paramount interest the stakeholders, a three-month postponement after the original scheduled date has been announced.
“We will, of course, be monitoring developments as they relate to the Covid-19 pandemic going forward,” he stressed.